April 12, 2011–August 13, 2011

This exhibition, drawn from a recent gift, features Civil War-era ambrotype and tintype photographs of Union and Confederate soldiers. The collection’s detailed portraits document the soldier uniforms, weapons, musical instruments and other possessions and include significant representation of African American troops and the families of soldiers. The exhibition marks the beginning of the Library’s sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War and brings new attention to the war as a seminal event in American history.

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of HISTORY®, the Liljenquist family, and Union Pacific Corporation.